LINGUIST List 32.2240

Thu Jul 01 2021

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics: Post Doc, Leuphana University Lüneburg

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Date: 01-Jul-2021
From: Anne Barron <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics: Post Doc, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
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University or Organization: Leuphana University Lüneburg
Department: Institute of English Studies
Job Location: Lüneburg, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Research Assistant (Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in) (EG 13 TVL-L)

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Stay Abroad Research

Required Language(s): English (eng)


DigiCLIL-Exchange is a sub-project at the Leuphana University Lüneburg within the overriding project "Leuphana: Digital Transformation Lab for Teaching and Learning" (DigiTaL). The project is funded by the Foundation for Innovation in Higher Education. The DigiCLIL-Exchange project, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Anne Barron, Dr. Nora Benitt, Prof. Dr. Torben Schmidt, deals with the teaching of foreign language, intercultural and subject-related competences for the preparation and support of study-relevant stays abroad in a blended learning format. Further information on the sub-project can be found at:

Within the above-mentioned sub-project, two positions are available as of 01.11.2021, subject to funding approval, as Research Assistant (EG 13 TVL-L) with 50% of the regular weekly working time of a full-time employee, limited until 31.07.2024. Depending on the applicant situation and competence profile, the positions can be combined with other positions of the overall project, if necessary.

Your tasks:
- Conception, development and support of an international blended learning CLIL programme for students in the field of foreign language, intercultural and subject-related competences.
- Organisation of international university partnerships and global classrooms
- Conception, implementation and evaluation of an accompanying research project on the development of intercultural communicative competences in English as a foreign language
- Interdisciplinary exchange with other projects within the DigiTaL project
- Collaboration in the preparation of interim and final reports

Your profile:
- Above-average university degree (Master's or equivalent) in the field of Didactics of English/ English Linguistics/ Applied Linguistics or in a related field.
- Completed doctorate in one of the aforementioned fields is an advantage
- Experience abroad (desirable)
- University didactic and practical expertise in digital teaching-learning scenarios, tools and methods (e.g. blended learning formats, global classrooms, learning platforms, production of videos, development of online modules)
- Research experience in at least one of the following areas: educational research, language teaching research, foreign language acquisition English, intercultural communication, pragmatics, learner pragmatics, intercultural pragmatics, stay abroad research, sustainability, computational linguistics, computer-supported language learning
- Interdisciplinary and methodological work experience (desirable)
- Very good knowledge of English
- German language skills (desirable)
- Flexibility in dealing with different disciplines and members of a university
- Excellent communication skills, also in an international context
- Project management experience within or outside the university
- Strong ability to think conceptually and analytically, ability to work independently
- Committed and responsible approach to work
- Ability to work in a team, commitment and motivation

Please send your application with a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae in tabular form (without photo), (a) copy(s) of university degree certificates, a concept for a CLIL scenario to teach foreign language, intercultural and subject-related skills in preparation for and in support of study-related stays abroad (1-2 pages) electronically (as one PDF file) or by post by 8.8.2021 to the address given below. Please include the password “WiMi Exchange” in your application.

Application Deadline: 08-Aug-2021
Mailing Address for Applications:
Mirjam Windolf-Hörr
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Universitätsallee 1
Lüneburg 21335
Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Anne Barron
Phone: 004941317571435

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